Articles that aim to provide information to make your travels easier and smoother

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6 Great websites that will actually save you money on your travels

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“If travel was free, you’d never see us again.” Yeah, ok, we see this quote every other day. But it’s not free, so let’s move on. Let’s move on to making it a lot cheaper. These 6 brilliant websites will make it a lot easier for you to cut down your travel costs.
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10 Hacks to get the most from your first Workaway adventure

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It can be intimidating if you’re new to it (or need to reassure your parents). Here are a few tips for your first Workaway that I’m sure will give you the confidence to go for it and have one of the best adventures of your life.
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Sustainable travel: 10 simple tips to become a responsible traveller

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There’s no doubt that travelling can be good for the mind, body, and soul. We don’t have to convince you of its many personal benefits, but is it as good for the environment? Not always. The good news is that there are many ways to practice sustainable travel. With intention and a little preparation, following even a few of these steps can go a long way in helping preserve the treasures we seek around the world.
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Family travel tips: on the go with kids in tow

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The prospect of international travel with kids may seem a bit daunting — especially when they’re still very young — but let us reassure you that you don’t have to give up your nomadic lifestyle as a parent. Travelling with kids in tow just means that you’ve got to plan your trips a little differently! Read these useful advice and hacks on how to make your kids' travel experience as satisfying and memorable as your own.
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Packing tips & hacks: How to Workaway out of a backpack in Southeast Asia

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When we decided to embark on a 15-month-long Workaway adventure in Southeast Asia, the first concrete decision we made was to travel with nothing but our hand luggage. the swift transit from the gate to your destination and vice versa, the freedom that comes with the ability to pack up your entire life within minutes, wandering around in sweltering temperatures without too much hassle… Not to mention the money we would save on flights!
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Be a more confident traveler: How to pick up a new language in no time

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As Nelson Mandela reminds us, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” But how does one go about learning a new language while travelling, exactly?
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A solo travellers guide to an alternative Valentine's Day abroad

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If you are like us and every day is your own individual Valentine’s day with the world, you’ll already be spreading your love as we speak. But what’s a solo, single traveller to do on Valentine’s day? We’ve got some fun things to do that aren’t going out for dinner or crying alone in your pj’s.
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Worried about travelling with kids? Use these top tips!

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Travelling with kids or “en famille” is the perfect opportunity for you to leave behind the routine and responsibilities of work and school and spend some “quality time” together. A great idea in principal, but it is sometimes difficult to meet the expectations of all family members and really make the most of your time together.
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Top 5 Excuses not to travel and how to overcome them

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It’s the twenty first century, travel is the new movement, everyone is doing it, but we know that some of you are still out there constantly daydreaming about travelling the world one day, yet seem to find every excuse going. So we’re here to squash 5 of those excuses for you!
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Top budgeting tips on how to afford and plan your big trip

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The ultimate dream for most travellers; to be able to afford to travel all around the world, one country at a time, without a worry in the world. Do you think you’ll never be able to afford it? Do you even have a clue where to start?
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Free volunteering: How to volunteer around the world without paying ridiculous agency fees

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So you want to volunteer abroad? Good on you! We love that you are looking to give back. But you’ve gone online and you’ve seen some organisations CHARGE ridiculous agency fees for your kindness. How crazy is that? In fact what we are here to do is show you how you can volunteer around the world without paying a cent...
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7 Tips to travel like a local and avoid tourist traps

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There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a tourist trap. Sometimes fighting off crowds or forking out half your spending money to see a sight just isn’t worth the hype, but with these tips, you may be able to still see the sights just minus the tourists, or get some better ideas on alternatives.
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7 Great tips for surviving the dreaded airport long haul layover

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We’ve all done it; booked the cheapest plane ticket with the longest layover possible in an airport you can’t even pronounce, just to save a few pennies. Here's some tips on how to get through unscathed!
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How to travel long term as a couple without killing each other

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Travelling as a couple is wonderful, inspiring and romantic fun but it can also be stressful and overwhelming when you’re on a long term trip with your partner! Why can't we all learn to be a little selfish and take the chance to spend some time apart?
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Feel the fear...and do it anyway: a traveller's take on life

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While travelling alone, I began wondering, what was the difference between rational and irrational fear? How do you overcome fear and step outside of your comfort zone?
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How to Maintain Your Long Distance Relationship & Friendships

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One of the best and perhaps worst parts of travelling is falling in love, but we all know that “it is not goodbye, but see you soon”. Here are some tips to help you with your long distance relationship & friendships!
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Solo Travel: 5 ways to overcome loneliness

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Solo travel has countless benefits, BUT let’s not beat around the bush – it can be lonely. So rather than ignore it we’ve come up with some ideas to tackle it.
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Tips for Travelling Like a Local and Blending In

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Like it or not you will be identified as a newcomer when visiting a new place, but there are some tricks and tips to make you appear like a local...
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Getting Over The Post-Travel Blues: Readjusting after your big trip.

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Coming home from a trip is hard, let’s not beat around the bush. We’ve all been there, and we all wish we knew how to cure those post-travel blues...
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How to Travel the World Without Winning the Lottery

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Tips & advice about ways to travel the world including websites and other ways of saving or stretching your hard earned cash
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10 Festivals Around the World That Will Give You Wanderlust and Make You Smile

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Everyone smiles in the same language! There are hundreds of festivals set up all around the world for that exact reason; to make you SMILE!
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How Pokemon Ruined Backpacking

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Looking at how modern day backpacking can sometimes forget the basics, always remember to take some time and smell the roses!
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10 Tips and Resources to Meet People While Travelling Solo

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Ironic as it may sound, to travel solo rarely means to travel alone. And you’ve been told that before right? So let us help you take that first step...
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Do we let technology define the way we travel?

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Just how much has technology changed travel? Here in the Workaway…
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Symptoms that reveal you're turning into a backpacker

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This week we've asked one of our favourite travel bloggers and…
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Handy skills and advice for the solo female traveller

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Female Travellers: Footloose and Fancy-free? Travelling as…
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A gap year can leave you smiling when searching for a job

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Employers could view a gap year as something which needs a little…
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Why Volunteering will put your CV on the top of the pile

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Being a volunteer says so much. Just ponder on the word for a…
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Cycle Touring Tips

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Cycle touring can be done alone or with friends, there are…